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Spider Engineers


Published 1956
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The spider is shown to be an engineer of great skill and versatility. There are an estimated 100,000 species of spiders. In this study four typical species are considered--the orb weaver, the bolas spider, the diving spider, the trapdoor spider.


Run time 16:00
Production Company Moody Institute of Science
Audio/Visual sound, color

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Reviewer: Apeism is Stupid - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 22, 2010
Subject: God is Great...
God is so creative. To think that the thousands of different and unique creatures on Earth could have come into existence by any kind of mindless process is laughable.
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 18, 2005
Subject: We Love You Spider!
Very good overviews of different types of spiders featured here, featuring some you've heard of (trapdoor - Check!) to some you have not( the Bolan spider, "Who of course get their name from the argentenian weapon"). All presented here with very very interesting trivia. I'm sure you'll find it all quite interesting. The one thing that brings this down, is the curious theologican standpoint the film has when it constantly repeats that surely, the spider is a gift from God! Rather unneccessary for a high school science film if I may say (unless it was made for catholic schools)
Reviewer: Biflspud - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 28, 2004
Subject: Cool spiders, poor commentary
Creationism-heavy (particularly the ending) comparison between how mankind does feats of complex engineering, and how the "lowly" spider does. The footage is excellent, and watching spiders do their thing is fun (unless you're a severe arachnophobe). Turn down the volume and enjoy the spider show.
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